Car accidents are the leading cause of death in children under the age of 14. Research indicates that properly used car seats decrease the risk of death by 70 percent for infants and 50 percent for toddlers.
When choosing car seats, parents should look for a five-point harness with the right weight limit, and a seat that offers good side impact protection. Using tethers, straps that keep car seats from moving, also saves lives by keeping the child’s head from flying too far forward in a collision.
Britax is a Charlotte company that manufactures car seats and is educating parents about the importance of safety seats. The Britax safety seats will click to let parents and guardians know that their children are secured tightly.
Britax is offering a free Car Seat Safety Check on Friday, September 21 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Britax USA Headquarters in Charlotte, located on 13501 South Ridge Drive. They will give free instruction on how to correctly install car seats. The event is open to the public and no sign ups are necessary.Free Initial Consultation